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From SCORE Delaware Chapter 42

Success Secrets: Plan to Succeed
Resources For You: Technology and Marketing
Expert Insight: Tips from Robbin Block

SCORE Mentors

Article1Success Secrets
Plan to Succeed 

successWhen Failure is Not an Option
Starting and growing a business takes more than luck. A few simple lessons could mean the difference between survival and failure. Find out more.

It's All in the Strategy
Learn how to create a strategic plan that works for your business. Sign up for a free online workshop today. 

The Money Hunt
Small business expert Steve Strauss shares the steps all entrepreneurs need to know to successfully get funding for their businesses. The buck starts here.  


Article1Resources For You 

ebusinessnowMake Technology Work for You
Take an online workshop, download helpful how-to guides and connect with the right technology mentor for your business through SCORE's new website Online workshops cover everything from e-commerce to search optimization. Then make an appointment for free one-on-one advice

Test Your Business Skills  Whether you're just starting your business, taking it to the next level or looking to hire employees, it's always a good idea to give your business skills a refresher course. Sign up for the E-Myth Skill Assessment to get a free evaluation and receive a free eBook for registering. 

Boost Your Marketing Learn the hottest strategies from marketing expert Robbin Block. Subscribe to SCORE's ExpertAnswers newsletter to find out how to get better results from your marketing efforts.  


Article1Expert Insight
Robbin Block, BLOCKbETA Marketing 

Robbin BlockPart geek, part creative and all-around expert marketing strategist, Robbin Block has been evangelizing the benefits of smart marketing for over 25 years. As this month's guest blogger, Block shares her secrets for combining the best of traditional and new media marketing tools. Read it now.


Upcoming Events 

SCORE Delaware: Business Startup Workshops

Held on Tuesdays at the Newark Senior Citizen Center, from 5:45 - 8:45 PM

June 7, 2011: How to Succeed in Business

This workshop willhelp you develop a personalized assessment of entrepreneurial skills, including evaluating future customers and competitors

June 14, 2011: Thinking of Starting Your Own Business

This workshop gets down to the nuts and bolts of starting a business: business structure, insurance, licenses, regulations and taxes. You'll learn the importance  of a business plan, and the bottom line, cash flow.

June 21 and 28, 2011: Effective Business Plan Writing Made Simple 

This two session worskhop covers preparing the plan, including strategy, market planning and financial projections for you and your bank. You'll get a workbook, and you can schedule additional one-on-one assistance from a SCORE Mentor, if you want it.


May 23-25, 2011: Small Business Summit
Network, learn and grow your business at the 2011 Small Business Summit in Washington, DC. Find out more.


Article1Success Stories
Raining Profits 

Pat StellaDespite years of experience in his field, Pat Stella knew he needed some sound business advice before he started his Nashville fire sprinkler business. Stella contacted his local SCORE office and found a mentor with vital knowledge in his industry.

Since then sales have grown steadily. "When I started my business I felt the need to share ideas with someone that had a similar background and experience. SCORE sent Bill Fowler, who became a mentor and friend. I know all of our success has been greatly enhanced by SCORE and Bill Fowler's association with Fire Sprinkler, LLC." Find out more

Pat Stella, Fire Sprinkler, LLC


SCORE Delaware Chapter 42 

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SCORE Delaware Chapter 42
SCORE Delaware Website
The Nemours Building, Suite 1120
1007 N. Orange St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-573-6552

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